Gemline plant tour

February 4, 2020 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Student Member Fee: $49
Non-Member Fee: $129
Member Fee: $99


The Gem Group, Inc.
9 International Way
Lawrence, Massachusetts

AME Gemline Plant TourOn this tour, attendees will see and hear an amazing story of people-centric leadership and employee engagement that includes all functions of the business. Through the efforts of Gemline’s associates at all levels of the company, from administrative areas to the manufacturing floor, in various languages and from halfway around the world, Gemline has been able to implement more than 30,000 ideas since 2012. Attendees will hear directly from the associates themselves about their work on visual management, policy deployment, 6S and standard work applications in the office as well as manufacturing, leader standard work, and their expanding practice of the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata.


Founded in 1958, Gemline is the promotional product industry’s premier supplier of bags, business accessories, stationery, drinkware, gifts and writing instruments, and is ranked as one of the largest industry suppliers by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI). Gemline’s in-house team designs and builds most products in our line. In fact, our design team travels the world uncovering the latest cultural and design trends to create high-quality, trend-right, functional products that meet the demands of how today’s discerning customers work and live. These products are marketed and sold under multiple house brands including, Aviana, Gemline®, Gourmet Expressions®, Heritage Supply Company, Life in Motion®, Travis & Wells® and Vertex®. For those products we don’t design, we’ve taken great care in developing partnerships with trusted consumer brands that complement our line. Our brand partners include Moleskine®, Samsonite, American Tourister®, Igloo®, MiiR®, RuMe® and Zebra. Gemline is headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts with an office in Southern China and has over 500 employees worldwide.


1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Welcome & Intro
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 2 hour tour (approximate)
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Q&A, feedback for host, survey

  • Continuous improvement personnel
  • Operations leaders & staff
  • Administrative area leaders & staff

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award-winning Target magazine and much more.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $150 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.